Saturday, 30 March 2013

A wee cutie...

...came visiting in the last couple of weeks.

Isn't she sweet? 
That's how we first saw her at our place, 
peeping out from under the car.
She was born around the Christmas/New Year period, 
and we saw her when she was only a few weeks old. 
Her mother brought her and her brother/sister out
 to play in the sun in the next door neighbours yard.
Then they disappeared. 

About a fortnight ago she plucked up the courage 
to come onto our back steps and eat the scraps
 our Claude had left.
No sign of Mum or the other kitten.

This is how she looked, 

all head and a scrawny little body.
A real little bag of bones.
A little scrap of life and very timid.
Claude was very good, 
sometimes he even let her eat first, 
so we decided she must be a girl.
We didn't think he would tolerate 
a young tom cat quite so well.

We started to feed her, Claude disciplined her 
a couple of times when she still tried to get 
his tucker first, but he never hurt her.

Today it was time to take her to the SPCA 
so she could get a new home.
This is how she looked after a couple of weeks of good tucker,

still a little bit thin but much filled out,
letting us pick her up and pet her.
I was a bit sad to leave her behind 
but she'll be well looked after, have all her shots, 
be desexed etc before she is sold
 to someone who'll love her. 
And we definitely do not want
 (or need) 
another kitten, no matter how cute.

I hope you are all enjoying a lovely Easter,


  1. Such a cutie.
    Love your header photo!

  2. How cute she is...I know someone was glad to get such a cutie.:)
    Happy Easter

  3. She really is a cute kitten. I'm sure she will have no problem finding a good home. We do the same here. The mama cats seem to abandon them on our doorstep. We raise them for a few weeks so they will be healthy and friendly, then take them over to the Adoption room at the shelter.

  4. Dearest Diana,
    What a LOVELY and CUTE kitten she is♡♡♡ Definitely she will be well loved by someone. I can see how you must feel or must have a mixed feeling. It must be hard to have a brave heart☆☆☆

    Have a wonderful, happy Easter; Love you always from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

  5. yup--some people have a lot of cats--I couldn't do it. I love your older wiser cat , lol. Hopefully the little one will find a new home!

  6. Awe she is such a wee cutie, she looks like a right wee timid thing before you got to feed her up. I hope she goes to a loving home. Well done on looking after her - well done to Claude too :)

  7. Hi there! Thank you so much for popping over to my place today and, also, for becoming my latest Follower. I will certainly follow you as well. You are my first Follower from New Zealand, so that's nice! I see we have a joint friend in dear Miyako from Japan. That little cat certainly filled out nicely whilst you were feeding her. Looking forward to getting to know you.

  8. Hi. I popped over from thisisme's blog. I'm going to follow your blog if you don't mind. I see we have some things in common. I love the little kitten you plumped up and rescued. I love all cats but don't own one yet. I've always been fascinated with New Zealand and Australia and am very jealous of my niece who spent a year in your lovely country before coming back to Canada to settle down.

  9. That poor little thing looked so scared. You were so kind to look after it for a while. Have you heard if he found a new home?

    I hope you have been well and enjoying the cooler temperatures. It has been unseasonably warm here still so I am hoping that things cool down soon!

    Best wishes for a wonderful weekend,
    Natasha in Oz


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